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Diver52
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:10 am

That's very sad. I remember seeing his race s on TVG's evening programs, and being very impressed. Terrible that a grape sized tumor was so virulent and brought him down so fast. :-(
I ran marathons. I saw the Taj Mahal by Moonlight. I drove Highway 1 in a convertible. I petted Zenyatta.
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:22 am

Prairie Bayou wrote:I know he isn't a Thoroughbred, but the great Standardbred Somebeachsomewhere has been euthanized after undergoing treatment for cancer.

http://www.drf.com/news/harness-world-c ... euthanized
That is so heartbreaking. My deepest condolences to his connections, to his many fans, to all who loved him.
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:13 pm

Catalina wrote:
Prairie Bayou wrote:I know he isn't a Thoroughbred, but the great Standardbred Somebeachsomewhere has been euthanized after undergoing treatment for cancer.

http://www.drf.com/news/harness-world-c ... euthanized
That is so heartbreaking. My deepest condolences to his connections, to his many fans, to all who loved him.
I have a photo of him in 2015 when I visited the farm. It's kind of a roam as you please place so it was hard to identify some of them. Once I have a chance I'll post one. He was spectacular and the owners are devastated. He may have been riddled with tumors they won't know until the necropsy comes back.
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:16 pm

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Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:45 pm

whoops, missed it was already posted. good job, me.
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:19 pm

katmandu wrote:RIP, Dreaming of Anna

http://www.drf.com/news/dreaming-anna-2 ... 06-dies-14
Too many members of this family have died prematurely. I hope KJ escapes the curse.
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:15 pm

Some photos of Somebeachsomewhere when I visited Hanover Shoe Farm in 2015

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Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:39 am

Thanks for posting. He seems to have had a good life. Just so sad.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:40 pm

Paul Espinosa Jr.‏ @BettorCallPaul
Russell Road has passed away, reportedly from colic. RIP to a West Virginia legend, and condolences to his connections.

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Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:01 pm

[quote="Sparrow Castle"]Paul Espinosa Jr.‏ @BettorCallPaul
Russell Road has passed away, reportedly from colic. RIP to a West Virginia legend, and condolences to his connections.

Damn. Sorry to hear that. Like Ben's Cat, he was truly a local hero and sure had many followers over the years - including me.

RIP Russell Road. You left way too soon young man...

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Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:11 pm

Losing Russell Road is like a punch in stomach for me. I've probably seen him run (and win) 10+ times. Everybody at
Charles Town loved that horse. The loudest cheer I ever heard at that track was his defeat of Lucy's Bob Boy at the
2015 Confucius Say Stakes on CT Classic Day. When he lead the post parade for the race named in his honor at the
2017 CT Classic Day....he was still the best looking horse on track that day. Such a cool personality and his people
really loved him and took care of him.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:33 pm

hadrianmarcus wrote:Losing Russell Road is like a punch in stomach for me. I've probably seen him run (and win) 10+ times. Everybody at
Charles Town loved that horse. The loudest cheer I ever heard at that track was his defeat of Lucy's Bob Boy at the
2015 Confucius Say Stakes on CT Classic Day. When he lead the post parade for the race named in his honor at the
2017 CT Classic Day....he was still the best looking horse on track that day. Such a cool personality and his people
really loved him and took care of him.
Gut wrenching. I loved watching him. Being at the track when he ran was amazing. I remember his retirement celebration like it was yesterday.
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:32 am

Aww, how sad. :(
RIP Russell Road
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:09 pm

RIP-RR
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:09 pm

Russell Road was my favorite racehorse. He had so much heart. This is a real punch to the gut.
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:41 pm

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/PRIV ... jm0HC-f4JI

Private Zone was euthanised. good start, 2018. really goin' for the 'worst year ever' award, aren't we.
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sweettalk wrote:http://myemail.constantcontact.com/PRIV ... jm0HC-f4JI

Private Zone was euthanised. good start, 2018. really goin' for the 'worst year ever' award, aren't we.
This really bums me out! Watched him run in California and win a stakes on the Derby undercard in 2015, got very fond of him. Rest in Peace, Private Zone.
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:51 pm

Like the losses of Ben's Cat and Russell Road, PZ's death isn't just sad. It's terribly unfair.
These guys gave their all for years on the track, were given a well-earned retirement...and then passed away before they had much of a chance to really enjoy some golden years as just pasture pets.
Dammit. :evil:
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:53 pm

RIP, handsome boy. Condolences to his connections and all who loved him.
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